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Growing Co Tyrone building firm invests £1.5m in new facilities


Declan McCloskey

Declan McCloskey

Declan McCloskey

Co Tyrone construction firm Western Building Systems has invested £1.5m in new production facilities in a bid to continue its expansion.

The off-site construction business spent almost £1.2m in a new 30,000 sq ft factory at its Coalisland headquarters and two 20-tonne overhead cranes.

It has also invested in four new vehicles and ploughed further money into its window and kitchen division, modernising its production facilities.

This investment comes as the company announced a 5% growth in employment.

Operations director Declan McCloskey said: "The new 30,000 sq ft factory has already proven invaluable to us with over £7m worth of contracts passing through our new facility in 2016.

"This additional production capacity will allow Western to continue to grow our markets in both the UK and Ireland over the next five to 10 years."

Western Building Systems was recently named among Investec's Mid-Market 100, a list of the fastest growing private Mid-Market Companies in the UK, and was one of only five Northern Ireland firms to make the cut.

Among the projects Western is currently working on are a new €18m (£14m) education campus in Ashbourne, Co Meath, and the construction of schools throughout Dublin, valued at more than €15m (£11m).

The company also recently worked on the University of Essex and University of Leeds.

Belfast Telegraph